What happens if your carbon monoxide detector beeps?
What happens if your carbon monoxide detector beeps?

Why is my carbon monoxide detector chirping?

Here's a simple guide: Smoke alarms alert you with three beeps in a row. Carbon monoxide alarms alert you with four beeps. A single chirp means the battery is low or the detector should be replaced.

Do carbon monoxide detectors give false alarms?

Smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors can false alarm for several reasons. False or nuisance alarms are when your smoke detector or CO alarm goes off, but there is no presence of smoke or carbon monoxide in your home.

What can cause carbon monoxide detector to go off?

Any fuel-burning appliance that is malfunctioning or improperly installed. Furnaces, gas range/stove, gas clothes dryer, water heater, portable fuel-burning space heaters, fireplaces, generators and wood burning stoves. Vehicles, generators and other combustion engines running in an attached garage.

What does it mean when your carbon monoxide detector beeps every 30 seconds?

When your carbon monoxide alarm reaches its end of life, the alarm will beep every 30 seconds to inform you the alarm unit needs to be replaced. The alarm will beep after 7 to 10 years of use. This 30 second beep is similar to a low battery alarm. To know if the unit is at end of life, replace batteries first.